I don’t know about you, but my goal in life is to be that mom who looks like she has it all together all the time. You know, the one you see at Publix artistically balancing two happy, well-behaved kids, her shopping list, coupons and a cart filled with necessities. That one you don’t see sweating as she firmly tells her three year old for the 100th time to stop begging for XYZ while trying to console a crying infant and remember what was on her shopping list that she left on the kitchen counter along with her sanity.
That’s my goal… however much I fear the later.
In order to achieve my (somewhat lofty) goal, I am arming myself with the equipment I see those calm moms utilizing in order to achieve their picture perfect shopping trip including the ERGObaby Carrier.
Since the first thing we all notice is aesthetics, I have to say that ERGObaby offers some of the best looking carriers I have seen on the market. With nearly 20 designs including patterns from Petunia Pickle Bottom and Organic, there is a design for everyone. I wanted something fairly neutral and yet not too plain, so I choose the Galaxy Grey carrier with embroidered stars and galaxy lining. Look how pretty.
Another thing I love about this carrier is the attention to details in the design. Since carriers are meant to accommodate people of a range of sizes the straps are, of course, adjustable. What I immediately noticed is that when pulled tight on me there would be lots of extra straps hanging down — just right for a three year old to tug on. But someone at ERGObaby took this into account and added an elastic band to the end of every strap so you can actually bundle the extra straps up so they don’t get in the way. Genius!
Another well-thought-out feature is the addition of a zipper pocket in the front of the carrier that is perfect for a cell phone, wallet or keys. Storage is definitely a mommy must have. 🙂
When expecting K I remember thinking that babies were so small. I couldn’t understand women who complained about carrying them around, they aren’t that heavy. Well, listen up first-time moms — even an 8 -10 lbs baby starts to feel like you are carrying around a ton of bricks, and they continue to get bigger! They want to be held all of the time, and you will find your arms going numb. The wide waistband on the ERGObaby with padded support helps shift the weight from your shoulders to your waist. Even wrapped around my big old belly, I can feel the support of the nice thick waistband.
Since I wasn’t sure I could manage K in the carrier right now, I decided my 5 lb Yorkie would be today’s model. (Please excuse the no-makeup look!) Isn’t she cute! She actually really liked it because it was storming outside and she wanted me to carrier her. LOL
- The ERGObaby Carrier can be used with newborns up to 40 lbs
- When using with newborns, an infant insert is needed for extra support
- There are three positions to wear the ERGObaby carrier as your child grows — front carrying, hip carrying and back carrying
- Video tutorials can be found on the website – a must watch!
- You can get a doll carrier for your little mama – so cute!
- Carrier includes a sleep hood that can be pulled up over the baby to keep out the light for a better nap on the go
- There are tons of accessories available including an add-on pouch and a papoose jacket that accommodates mom and baby
The ERGObaby Carrier is available on Amazon from $105 – $160.
I am excited that ERGObaby is participating in The Suburban Mom’s Virtual Baby Shower. In addition to all of the other fabulous prizes, the winner will win an ERGObaby carrier!
Disclosure – I received the ERGObaby Carrier to facilitate this review and a carrier is being provided for the winner, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.